Knowledge is Power

Spotlight on Education

The Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion promotes institutional policies and education to further appreciation of cultural diversity—but we support and encourage self-education and exploration, too! This page curates links and resources available for both goals. Do you know of other resources we should include? Please let us know!

Cezar Chavez Day

César Chávez Day celebrates the life of a civil rights activist who worked for the rights of farm workers. It occurs every March 31, on the birth anniversary of César Chávez.

Quotes from Cesar Chavez

  • Preservation of one’s own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures.
  • From the depth of need despair, people can work together, can organize themselves to solve their own problems and fill their own needs with dignity and strength.
  • We draw our strength from the very despair in which we have been forced to live. We shall endure.
  • We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community – and this nation.
  • There’s no turning back…We will win. We are winning because ours is a revolution of mind and heart.
  • Being of service is not enough. You must become a servant of the people. When you do, you can demand their commitment in return.
  • The burdens of generations of poverty and powerlessness lie heavy in the fields of America. If we fail, there are those who will see violence as the shortcut to change.

Cezar Chavez

Celebrating Educational Endeavors

Ethel Johnson’s college dreams were 57 years in the making. At 75, she became the oldest graduate from Texas A&M University–Central Texas. “Whatever It Takes” listen to her inspiring story.

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